After hitting some early hurdles, Apple’s (AAPL) lawsuit filed against Amazon (AMZN) in 2012 over the use of the term “app store” has been dismissed. Apple had filed a complaint last year claiming that Amazon’s “Amazon Appstore” infringed on Apple’s trademark, but Amazon argued that the claim was baseless because “app store” is a generic term. In a terminal alert picked up by Business Insider, Bloomberg reports that a judge has now sided with Amazon on the matter and the case has been dismissed.

UPDATE: Reuters notes that the case has only been partially dismissed. The judge ruled that Apple cannot bring a false advertising claim against Amazon but Apple’s other claims, including the claim alleging trademark infringement, have not been dismissed.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.